NASL Team of the Week: Pickens on the squad after Tampa Bay debut

The Tampa Bay Rowdies keeper made three saves, including stopping a penalty in a draw against FC Edmonton.
The NASL Team of the Week is selected based on performances each weekend and features the best XI players in their respective positions.

Of course the selections are open to debate and fans are encouraged to have their say through social media on Facebook and on Twitter.

Here is this week’s Best XI:

Matt Pickens, Tampa Bay Rowdies – Made three crucial saves, including a penalty save in 1-1 draw against FC Edmonton

Carlos Mendes, New York Cosmos – Captain scored twice in Cosmos’ 4-0 win
Ayoze, New York Cosmos – Spaniard had goal and assist in the victory over the Silverbacks
Darnell King, Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Excellent at right back and scored against Fury FC
Erick Norales, Indy Eleven – Honduran held RailHawks’ front line mostly in check during steady 90 minutes

Justin Chavez, Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Impenetrable as a defensive midfielder and then central defender against Fury FC
A.J. Corrado, Indy Eleven – Made his pro debut a week after signing and assisted on Indy’s first goal
Aaron Pitchkolan, Minnesota United FC – Controlled the game in the midfield and had an assist for United

Mike Ambersley, Indy Eleven – Scored first goal in Indy Eleven history to give home side the lead
Zach Schilawski, Carolina RailHawks – Notched the equalizer for the RailHawks
Christian Ramirez, Minnesota United FC – Scored a volley inside the box that surprised the Scorpion’s keeper